Here are some
of the latest arrivals but there are many more looking
for active homes.
You can now add potential agility
dogs direct, using the
This is a free to rescue organisations and private
DTC will be hosting an extra Open Agility Show on 30 January 2016 at
Grange Equestrian Centre Northlew.
The Kennel Club has changed its 'dogs in hot cars'
notice for KC shows licensed shows to make it clear that it
encompasses all vehicles.
problems with the original venue, the
Gleniffer show will go on, as scheduled, at the Lanark Racecourse.
Contact now have two defibrillators available for shows.
is full at Rugby Champ on 11-12 July.
After a wonderful
20-30 years of judging Don Curtis has decided to retire from
The KC has announced the members of
the agility teams who will represent Great Britain at the 2015 European
Open Agility Championships in Germany and the World Agility
Championships in Italy.
Congratulations to our Jen Lewis on
winning the Large Dog Individual Agility at the WAC 2015 in Italy.
that 2,500 dogs are expected at the KCI Festival in August.
Guess the number of sweeties
in the jar to help send a member of Team GB to the European Open and
- Thus far £80 has been raised far
for the Hare 'n Hounds defibrillator.
Places & Spaces
Starting a new group of beginners, looking for few competing handlers to fill
your classes or needing a few people to fill a workshop or seminar?
the details and we will post them for you.
Chance Dog Training Centre opens
in Daventry and is available for hire for agility, obedience and
heelwork to music etc.
Events added in the last two weeks.
Agilitynet site has really helped me in the past to find training courses for me to
attend. I have done training courses all over the country and thoroughly enjoyed them.' Marianne Tembey
There's an extra 'fun
run' qualifier for every
Grade level now, not just the Advanced dogs. You
can find a qualifier to suit you by using the Qualifiers button on the Show Diary
page. Don't be shy. Go for it.
£400 vouchers for a dog friendly holiday have been
announced as prizes for the Brillo International Bounce and the Agria
Grand Prix competitions,
thanks to Agria
Brillo International Bounce
Agria Pet Insurance has some exciting news
for handlers of Small and Medium dogs entering the Brillo International Bounce
competition this year. The winner from each category will receive a £400
voucher towards a dog friendly break!
The Animal Health Co Classic
Once again. the Westcotts Water Jump caused quite a splash at Heat 2 of
the Animal Health Co Classic at the Hatton Agility Festival. And the
winner was... Alison Williamson with Chilli Peppa at Willowyarde.
The first Adams Derby was set up in 2001 by Chris
and Sandra Adams. Over the years, they have added a Jumping Cup, Laser Pairs, Anysize
Jumping and Junior Agility qualifiers to their repertoire.
Rest of the World Challenge
After two days of fierce competition, current holder
Nicola Garrett retained her Royal Canin Rest of the World title at this year's
Pembrokeshire By the Pond.
It's never easy achieving two clear rounds in a row at speed but the winners
of the first Skinners Grand Prix at Chatsworth did just that and more in front of a
So Jump & Twist Pairs
Following 10 exciting heats held at shows across the country, the final of The Just
So Jump & Twist pairs took place at Tag Summer Show in Uttoxeter.
TTQ is a new team event for three dogs per team for dogs of all sizes.
Heats will be held throughout 2015 with two teams from each heat qualifying for the
but it's not be practical to list ALL the schedules available here for space reasons so
we've opted for those that we've received in the last two weeks. The shows in
red are closing this week so hurry hurry if you want to enter. Schedules can now be
downloaded direct from the
Show Diary page.
A Grade Change Form is available via a link on the front page of iSS
Attention: Show Organisers
Click here to input your essential show details
onto the iSS Show Diary.
from an Agility Dog
Based on October Jones' funny - and sometimes bizarre - book of
passive-aggressive messages between to himself and his dog. If a
bulldog can text, so can an agility dog. LOL.
Whether you call them Staffords or
Staffies, there are more and more of these fast and fearless
dogs being successful in agility.
Three Little Words
For a bit of fun, Tara
Sutton asked people on Face Book to describe agility in just three
A Guide to Surviving Your First Show
for anyone starting out on their agility competition adventure.
Thanks to Cornwall AC for sharing it. We all have to start
No, it's not a
spring flower. It's a sudden, searing pain in your foot which could
keep you out for a season or more if you don't treat it correctly.
Soraya Porter and her podiatrist Jo Coates explain what it is, how
to treat it and how to avoid it.
Garden designer Jo Baker
recently designed and built an original green space agility course
for a dog daycare centre. Visually it looks stunning and the dogs
are loving it.
Ann Harmes talks about her views on having a
550mm height in Kennel Club agility and why she has changed her mind. It's a good
read and food for thought!
Pointer passed away yesterday. She was in bed with her Papillons and it
seems it was peaceful.
will keep in touch in regards to the funeral and wake arrangements.
Lizzie Lang is
mourning the loss of her best friend and agility partner Benjii last
Working with Dogs
Freedom of Spirit Border Collie Dog Rescue
in W. Yorkshire is looking for a permanent part-time member of
See Anna Brastad's run at Santa Clara. Not bad
for a 92 year old!
There are now 469 members of the Senior Agility League. Go for it,
golden-agers! (Like teen-agers...slower but smarter!)
If you are 55 or older and young at heart,
you are eligible to take part in the 2015 Senior Agility League.
There is now a link to the League Points (under the masthead) so
you can start adding
your points any time.
Frozen peanut butter yogurt treats
are sure to bring a smile to your dog's face and it's perfectly
safe for dogs in moderate servings. Also some recipes for dogs with
A number is a mathematical object which can be used to count, measure, label or tell a story.
So what do they say about agility?
Bella appears to be the most
popular name for rescue dogs right now. They come in all shapes and
sizes but all are looking for their forever homes.
Attention show organisers:
Please let us know if you've reached your limit for entries or if
camping is full so we can mark the Show Diary accordingly.
Many people with new or young dogs would also like to know if
you are having measuring, too.
Looking for a puppy or young
dog (under 6 months) for agility? There are quite a few
spring pups on the Flea Market now. We've heard that our Flea Market
is firm favourite with the dog sports world as well as agility. More
people, more choice.
Clubs. Private Trainers
& Show Organisers
Time to update your listings on Agilitynet for2015. New
club? Ask how you can get a free listing on Agilitynet.
Newly qualified judges, please put your name forward for the Judge's A-List. Show
secretaries will be booking shows for next year and it is a great way to get on the
How can we help you find that elusive item you been looking for?
Try a free 'want' ad. You might be lucky
Stacey Irwin-Burns reviews Chaser-Toys motivational bungee and non-bungee toys.
Eat like an
Italian even at shows in your caravan. Agility spouse, groom and
chief cook 'n bottle washer Bruno Borriello's explains how he wrote his new cookbook
between classes at shows. Buon appetito!
ound eight miles a day. He's found
that the BoT Back Brace has helped him significantly, so he wanted to make other aware of
it's healing warmth.
on Track Back Brace
As part of his job as a
postman, back sufferer Richard Britton has to walk ar
Country Mun Stopper Pad Protectors
Stopper pads can easily be cut or ripped and injuries are a common reason for trips
to the vet. Using these pads can help to avoid the risk of injury and discomfort to
your dog and can save lotsa money in treatment costs.
There is no better way to measure your achievement than by comparing like to like. The
number of breed and special interest agility leagues is growing. Join one today.
List of Leagues
Start here to find a league of your own.
If there isn't a league for you and your dog, find some like-minded people and set one
up. They're good fun.
Terrier Breeds Agility League
They may have short
legs but they can still shift.
STB Agility League is open to any Terrier breed or X originating from Scotland e.g.
Cairns, Scotties, Westies, Dandy Dimonts, Skyes, etc. New members welcome.
Bull Terrier Agiity League
Well done to all those clever Staffords that took part in the STB league
he Agility Terrier League 2015 is now open for
new members. It is open to all terriers and their crosses. There are great prizes on
offer for each grade winner and there is an annual final you could qualify for.
Agility Terrier League
The 2014 Gun Dog Agility UKA League results have
been published. Congratulations to the winners!
Gun Dog Agility League
& Schnauzer X Agility League
When successful Schnauzer handler Jo Plevin realised the Schnauzer League was no longer
running, she decided to set up a new one.
with Your Dog
Good awareness is one of the most important things in improving handling skills and where
better to start than with understanding your dogs' body language?
Learn to recognise and interpret what your dog is thinking (more or less) with
this article by
behaviour counsellor and dog trainer Sheila Harper.
wrote this article for the Dig It DTC blog. It's all about those common dog training
questions that we've all heard like... Are dogs wolves?
Positive Reward Trainingidents of
abusive behaviour in the name of training at shows.
Recent years have seen dramatic changes in how we train our
dogs. Modern, positive means of training requires getting rid of the old ways of dominance,
force based methods. Mike Afia is concerned that recently he has seen too many inc
HEALTH & FITNESS
Did you ever think what would happen to your dogs should you, heaven forbid, have an
accident when travelling to a show or training. It occurred to Wendy Clay when
she was stranded on the motorway in the freezing cold three hours from home, and stared her thinking about what to do
Energy & Injuries
Agility may be great fun but
all the twisting, turning, jumping and landing can present a challenge to a dog’s
joints as well as a drain on energy resources. So we asked James Howie Vet Director at Lintbell's to explain more about the most common
injuries in dog agility?
writing this article, Kay Westgate has had over 50 emails from owners with dogs
suffering pancreatitis. They all say they find it helpful.
Pilates Approach to Dog Agility
Pilates instructor and agility enthusiast Stacy
Weeks explains how Pilates can help you be a better handler.
You might wonder what martial arts have in common with running an agility dog?
Personal trainer Mike Wood & Eleanor Balchin have developed an exercise regime specifically for those who compete in dog agility.
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